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 for Veering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Veer \Veer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Veered; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Veering.] [F. virer (cf. Sp. virar, birar), LL. virare;
     perhaps fr. L. vibrare to brandish, vibrate (cf. Vibrate);
     or cf. L. viriae armlets, bracelets, viriola a little
     bracelet (cf. Ferrule). Cf. Environ.]
     To change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the
     west or north. "His veering gait." --Wordsworth.
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           And as he leads, the following navy veers. --Dryden.
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           an ordinary community which is hostile or friendly as
           passion or as interest may veer about.   --Burke.
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     To veer and haul (Naut.), to vary the course or direction;
        -- said of the wind, which veers aft and hauls forward.
        The wind is also said to veer when it shifts with the sun.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Veering \Veer"ing\, a.
     Shifting. -- Veer"ing*ly, adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of turning aside suddenly [syn: swerve,
           swerving, veering]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "veering":
     aberrant, aberrative, broken, capricious, careening, catchy,
     choppy, circuitous, departing, desultory, deviant, deviating,
     deviative, deviatory, devious, digressive, disconnected,
     discontinuous, discursive, eccentric, errant, erratic, excursive,
     fitful, flickering, fluctuating, guttering, halting, herky-jerky,
     heteroclite, immethodical, inconstant, indirect, intermittent,
     intermitting, irregular, jerky, labyrinthine, lurching, mazy,
     meandering, nonuniform, out-of-the-way, patchy, planetary,
     rambling, rough, roving, scrappy, serpentine, shifting, snaky,
     snatchy, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, sporadic, spotty,
     staggering, stray, swerving, turning, twisting, uncertain,
     undirected, unequal, uneven, unmethodical, unmetrical, unregular,
     unrhythmical, unsettled, unsteady, unsystematic, vagrant, variable,
     wandering, wavering, winding, wobbling, wobbly, zigzag

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